Steamed Fish with Spicy Lime and Garlic Sauce


**For the Fish:**
– 2 white fish fillets (such as sea bass, cod, or tilapia)
– 1 tablespoon soy sauce
– 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
– Salt and pepper to taste

**For the Sauce:**
– 3 cloves garlic, minced
– 1-2 red chili peppers, thinly sliced
– 2 tablespoons fish sauce
– 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
– 1 tablespoon soy sauce
– 1 teaspoon sugar
– 2 green onions, thinly sliced
– 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


1. **Prepare the Fish:**
– Season the fish fillets with soy sauce, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Let them marinate for about 10 minutes.

2. **Steam the Fish:**
– Place the fish fillets in a steaming basket or on a heatproof plate. Steam over boiling water for about 10-12 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.

3. **Prepare the Sauce:**
– In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic, sliced chili peppers, fish sauce, lime juice, soy sauce, and sugar. Mix well until the sugar is dissolved.
– Stir in the green onions and chopped cilantro.

4. **Serve:**
– Once the fish is cooked, transfer it to a serving plate.
– Spoon the spicy lime and garlic sauce over the steamed fish.
– Garnish with additional cilantro and sliced chili peppers if desired.

5. **Enjoy:**
– Serve immediately with steamed rice or vegetables.

This dish is a wonderful combination of fresh, tangy, and spicy flavors, making it a perfect light and healthy meal. Enjoy!

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